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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:58 am

Hi Suryo,

nice and detailed report, quite lengthy, since you seem to notice really everything   That might be the only downside of this report, is the split up in, iirc 10 parts. I personally prefer it packed in less sections, but hey, that's just me maybe.

Let's go on!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I had another meeting earlier in February on invitation of Hannah (Infodesk) as she and her husband were in Amsterdam. Eric (Airbuseric) was in on it as well. Thanks to Hannah, it was my first time to get together with Eric outside A.net forum.

Oh yes really nice afternoon tea we had together. I love that Grand Cafe btw, great location for a meeting!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Oh, do you know that Hannah even provided Eric and me each with a Swiss most favorite chocolate bar at the end of our gathering?

Hmm, yes. That was a delight. I think I need to make another meet with Hannah soon  
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
an agent like Vliegfabriek than separate airline and hotel arrangements. For EUR 189, a LH return flight to FRA and an overnight stay with breakfast at Manhattan Hotel were secured for me.

Plus how much did they charge you for reservation cost and other charges (calamiteitenfonds?)

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
What do you think of advanced seat selection? This feature is however available if your reservation is set on higher Economy or premium fares. In case you book a lower Y class like me, you can state your seat preference in your profile.

Even my preference window is stated in my profile, I am always pre-assigned to aisle seats. It does not work smoothly.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
I made my way to the security and could not believe my eyes.

Yes, that's AMS also these days. And still people wonder why I have serious doubts about AMS and these security lanes... it's busy, or staff is stressed and unfriendly etc. This is the biggest issue AMS has to solve imho.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Blue1 OH-BLJ,

Scheduled next month also here... can't wait to fly the 717 again!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I spotted someone familiar in a pink shirt. There was Eric!

What's up with the pink shirt   Yes, I thought let's bring in some colour and get attention...

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Fellows, I believe Eric that I was indeed smiling while receiving the stub.

Oh yes, you smiled like a child getting a new toy lol!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
“Due to late incoming aircraft, we will start our boarding after fifteen minutes,”
Sighs and moans echoed around us.
‘People, it is only fifteen minutes!’ I thought.

For people with 50 minute connections in FRA, and the risk of a busgate, and the long distances possible in FRA, just 15 minutes can mean a lot... Plus, not keeping original schedule can result in more delay by Eurocontrol for example

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Well, even though there would be Dutch newspapers around, I would skip them anyway as I was too occupied by other things.

I requested a Dutch one, and I got a choice of 2 on board, handed out at my seat. Really good service!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
As you might read earlier, Eric, Martijn and Mr. 2C opted for Baileys. On the other hand, I decided on whisky

Cheers!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Assorted bread, pastries, crackers, fresh fruit and something warm

Nice breakfast in the hotel indeed, but I wonder, why does the fan stand next to the buffet? It's not good for health and safety...

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Yemenia 7O-AFA

Missed this one apparently   Nice catch!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
LH D-AIRX, dedicated to Christoph

I dedicate it also to Markus and myself... we had a nice a.net meet together on board of this retro LH before also.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
The whole process took about five minutes. It was not that bad. Even though I was curious about the purpose of the swipe test, I did not dare to ask.

They test for explosives.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
As I got on the bus, I somehow kept Eric (Airbuseric)’s advice in my mind and took a seat on the left side.

Did I?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
JAL JA736J touched down

Oh I miss JL a lot these days... Let's hope they're doing well now...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
Amsterdam Airlines PH-AAZ, dedicated to Eric

Yes nice catch! Flew sistership AAY last year to Morocco... you know, it's a sardine flyer, but a good experience.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 11):
Transavia PH-XRA. Eric’s obvious acquaintance

Too many flights logged on this one ...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 11):
Through ‘Nothing to declare exit’ and straight to the station, or probably not as custom official
Mr. Sallam stopped me.
‘Oh, here we go again!’ I thought.
“Where are you coming from?” Mr. Sallam asked in a rather stern voice

I hate this! And... where is Mr. SALLAM from himself? Does not sound like a Dutch name. But that seems the case with all of these 'officials' at customs and security in AMS. Many of them misuse their profession and act like they're the boss. Actually, have you thought about filing an official complaint on him? It's clear that he does not treating you in a friendly way...

So, when is your next flight boarding? Looking forward to the next report(s).

Eric
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:43 am

Quoting akhmad (Reply 40):
Really? When?

Here you go! Lufthansa YYZ-FRA (A343) & FRA-DXB (B744) Dec'07 (by Flightsimboy Dec 29 2009 in Trip Reports)

And the return Lufthansa DXB-FRA (B744) & FRA-YYZ (A343) - Dec'07 (by Flightsimboy Dec 29 2009 in Trip Reports)
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:57 pm

Hi Christoph, RvXKaz, Nils, Eric,
Hi again 717Flyer, flightsimboy,

I am very happy with your replies. Thank you so much.  



Christoph, RvXKaz, Nils, Eric:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 47):
Fantastic report with lots of pictures - very detailled, all in all: "Suryo-style".
Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
I finally have had the opportunity to read your beautiful TR on Lufthansa and I am most honoured to have done so! Its a beautiful read indeed.
Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Its been a really lovely read again, Suryo!!
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Now I see what took you so long in posting: a wonderful story with a lot of great pics
Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
I applaud you for producing this nice report, it made my day after having had a crappy holiday weekend (weather-wise that was  
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
nice and detailed report, quite lengthy, since you seem to notice really everything   

Thank you for your kind words. I am doing my best.


RvXkaz, Eric:

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
And I can only anticipate where your travels take you next!
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
So, when is your next flight boarding? Looking forward to the next report(s).

Do you believe me if we have nothing arranged yet? 




717Flyer:

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 46):
Oh dear, how could I forget to mention your dedication in my reply.

Never mind.  


Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 46):
It really makes me feel welcome, my first dedication here on the forums, so thank you very much for that.  

You are very welcome.   


Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 46):
By the way, doesn't the 717 look gorgeous in that Blue1 livery?   

I could not miss that beauty! I just have to dedicate it to you!  



Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 47):
I also enjoyed the meeting a lot - it was great to meet you in person as we had read so many trip reports of each other before.

The pleasure is mine too. We had a great time together. I hope you like my dedication as well.

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 47):
I also liked your pictures of AMS - also a great place for spotting.

Definitely. AMS and FRA are among the few European airports with open air viewing terrace.


RvXKaz:

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Having been most accustomed to reading your TRs of your longhaul trips, I was most impressed by how your deep passion for flying have conjured a most beautiful TR out of a mundane intra-European flight! I loved the exquisite details and beautiful photography and I enjoyed reading this one very, very much!

I am honored as well. I have been waiting for your reply. Thank you so much.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Thanks for bringing us through the check-in process! It looks most convenient indeed!

You are welcome. The check-in process is just easy as it can be.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Very nice spotting! I'm most surprised to see a TK A343 in AMS!

Occasionally TK deploys A343 to AMS. BRU can count on 77W.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Mighty scary indeed!

I was relieved that I did not wait any longer to queue up.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
She's really lucky they didn't made her throw that away!

You are absolutely right.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
What a lovely surprise!
Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
That's most wonderful of Martijn and Jelle!

I am really grateful of Martijn and Jelle.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Its really cute indeed! What a collectible!

The menu card has been liberated as Burj would put it.   


Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
She's most nice!

Mrs. Muest and all her colleagues were just wonderful!

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Very lovely angle indeed!
I love this angle as well!

I am doing my best.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
I just love the meal presentations on Lufthansa! Their portions may not be big but from what I see (and confirmed in your photos), they do not compromise on quality and presentation!

You put it aptly. I can only agree with you.

Quoting RvXKaz (Reply 48):
Very nice to see that you've had a fruitful and wonderful A.net meeting and thanks for this most wonderful report on Lufthansa!

I am very happy to hear that. Thanks again for dropping by.


Nils:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
(and now taken by yourself and not by Herman   )

I hope you are not disappointed.  


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Have you now been converted to the LH 'way of flying' and dropping your 'first love' EK   ?

Of course not! I love both of them!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
It looks like it's supportting the roof.

Haha, could the undercarriage have been placed there on purpose?

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Is it original on the inside?

I did not go inside yet. I still have to.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Was it rush hour yet at AMS?

It was supposed to be Friday evening rush hour.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
How cool! Must've given a great feeling   

What a feeling indeed! 


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
I totally understand   

You know me.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
I like the note on the seat saying 'your space', although it doesn't look like a 'real' J class seat to me.

I did not mind.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Looks tasty!

It was!   


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
   I'm curious as to what other passengers must've been thinking?

‘Three Musketeers are on the loose!’ 


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Hey, you remembered!

I got a ‘déjà vu’ thanks to you.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
most definetely next time!

I am looking forward to it!

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
   for Fraport!

Completely agreed!   


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
That name doesn't sound tasty...

I cannot help it.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Suryo, I am most glad your LH flights were up to your expectations. Mine a few weeks ago were that also.

Nice to know we have got another thing in common!   


Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
And flying eco, biz or first, I don't care at all: just give me a window and I am the happiest man in the world!
Do not forget friendly flight attendants, err, I am probably demanding in this aspect.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 49):
Thanks for writing up,

You are welcome.


Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
That might be the only downside of this report, is the split up in, iirc 10 parts. I personally prefer it packed in less sections, but hey, that's just me maybe.

I could have been too enthusiastic in splitting up. Thanks for your feedback, I will take it into account.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Oh yes really nice afternoon tea we had together. I love that Grand Cafe btw, great location for a meeting!

I had another meeting as well later on there.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Hmm, yes. That was a delight. I think I need to make another meet with Hannah soon  

A good idea for me too.  


Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Plus how much did they charge you for reservation cost and other charges (calamiteitenfonds?)

Believe it or not… Zero!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Even my preference window is stated in my profile, I am always pre-assigned to aisle seats. It does not work smoothly.

Hmm, that is strange!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
And still people wonder why I have serious doubts about AMS and these security lanes... it's busy, or staff is stressed and unfriendly etc.

To be honest, I mostly encounter friendly security officials in AMS. Compared to officials of other department.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Scheduled next month also here... can't wait to fly the 717 again!

Enjoy your flight! I have yet to fly the 717.  


Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
What's up with the pink shirt   

Nothing. It just suits you.  Smile


Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Yes, I thought let's bring in some colour and get attention...

You did it successfully.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Oh yes, you smiled like a child getting a new toy lol!

Again, I believe you!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
For people with 50 minute connections in FRA, and the risk of a busgate, and the long distances possible in FRA, just 15 minutes can mean a lot... Plus, not keeping original schedule can result in more delay by Eurocontrol for example

Oh, I never thought about it that way. Thanks for the clarification.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
I requested a Dutch one, and I got a choice of 2 on board, handed out at my seat. Really good service!

Mrs. Muest was just great!

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Cheers!

Cheers, Eric!  


Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
but I wonder, why does the fan stand next to the buffet? It's not good for health and safety...

Hey, it did not show earlier. I have no idea.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
I dedicate it also to Markus and myself... we had a nice a.net meet together on board of this retro LH before also.

Well, in that case.



D-AIRX, dedicated to Eric and Markus



Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
They test for explosives.

Thanks for the information.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Did I?

I was not sure. Did you?

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Let's hope they're doing well now...

and resuming flights to AMS.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
And... where is Mr. SALLAM from himself? Does not sound like a Dutch name.

I do not know. He is not Caucasian by the way.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 50):
Actually, have you thought about filing an official complaint on him? It's clear that he does not treating you in a friendly way...

His attitude was not that particularly friendly. But if I would have to fill a official complaint, I would have done it on particular (non Caucasian) official for submitting me for further research after my arrival from Istanbul last year. I do not know if I told you this earlier. While my mother-in-law, my sister-in-law, Herman and I were recollecting our luggage from the belt, I could notice the official looking at our direction. And guess what? He let our group through, but me.


flightsimboy:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 51):
Here you go! Lufthansa FRA (A343) & FRA-DXB (B744) Dec'07 (by Flightsimboy Dec 29 2009 in Trip Reports)

And the return Lufthansa DXB-FRA (B744) & FRA-There is no deity except You. Exalted are You. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.
 
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Tue Jul 26, 2011 7:41 pm

Hi Suryo

What a lovely story and some fantastic pics. It is a great shame I was unable to make the meet in FRA. Planehunter had contacted me to tell me all about it. It would have been good to meet you in person!

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British Airways G-LCYE, dedicated to Palmjet

Yay! Great shot. I love the EM170s

Great weather for your flights too. Thanks for posting such a detailed and informative report.

Cheers Palmjet
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:27 pm

Hey Suryo

Was wonderfull meeting you in FRA. Thanks for dedicating the US 330 for me  . Glad you enjoyed the trip as well. I really enjoyed reading this detailed trip report.

Greetings
Marc
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:50 pm

Hi Palmjet, Marc,
Hi again flightsimboy,

I am very happy with your replies. Thank you so much.  



flightsimboy:

Apparently, my previous reply got cut off. I am sorry for noticing it just later on.

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 51):
Here you go! Lufthansa YYZ-FRA (A343) & FRA-DXB (B744) Dec'07 (by Flightsimboy Dec 29 2009 in Trip Reports)

And the return Lufthansa DXB-FRA (B744) & FRA-YYZ (A343) - Dec'07 (by Flightsimboy Dec 29 2009 in Trip Reports)

The particular runway is now designated as 07C-25C. Thanks for the links, I will read them straight away.


Palmjet, Marc:

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 53):
What a lovely story and some fantastic pics.
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 54):
I really enjoyed reading this detailed trip report.

Thank you. I am doing my best.


Palmjet:

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 53):
It is a great shame I was unable to make the meet in FRA. Planehunter had contacted me to tell me all about it. It would have been good to meet you in person!

I would love to meet you as well. Hopefully next time.

Quoting Palmjet (Reply 53):
Yay! Great shot. I love the EM170s

It makes me happy to hear that.  


Quoting Palmjet (Reply 53):
Great weather for your flights too. Thanks for posting such a detailed and informative report.

You are welcome.


Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 54):
Was wonderfull meeting you in FRA.

It was a pleasure to meet you as well.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 54):
Thanks for dedicating the US 330 for me  

You are welcome.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 54):
Glad you enjoyed the trip as well.

Thanks to the wonderful day we had together.


717Flyer, Christoph, RvXKaz, Nils, Eric, flightsimboy, Palmjet, Marc, thanks again. Vielen Dank.

Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:10 pm

Quoting akhmad (Reply 55):
Apparently, my previous reply got cut off. I am sorry for noticing it just later on.

Suryo, you really are too kind!!   
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:05 pm

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
LH D-AIRX, dedicated to Christoph
Quoting akhmad (Reply 52):
I hope you like my dedication as well.

Of course I do. Thanks for that!   
 
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:14 am

Hi flightsimboy, Christoph,

How nice to meet you again.  



flightsimboy:

Quoting flightsimboy (Reply 56):
Suryo, you really are too kind!!   

Now you make me blush.   



Christoph:

Quoting Contact Air (Reply 57):
Of course I do. Thanks for that!   

You are welcome.  

flightsimboy, Christoph, vielen Dank and have a nice weekend.

Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:58 pm

Another fantastic report Suryo. You know, I was in Frankfurt the weekend before your trip. Shame it did not coincide.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
KL Asia PH-BFP, dedicated to Anosh (SR 103)

What a good looking 747, thanks for the dedication Suryo!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
PH-OFE. Is she not beautiful?

I really need to make a visit out to see her. Its been too long since last AMS adventure.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Nice and practical design

Looks very nice. I have yet to receive a meal like that on LH intra Europe in J. Then again my intra Europe LH flights tend be a bit longer than FRA-AMS. Good to see something this substantial still exists on such a short flight.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 5):
I was ready for extensive breakfast Manhattan advertises on her website and how extensive!

Thats quite an impressive breakfast I must say!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
An approach to Polderbaan!

I always love the approach into Polderbaan. Maybe you'll appreciate this picture below from my last trip out. Very few places can put a smile on my face like Amsterdam.  http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f42/SR747300M/Continental%20AMS/DSC06207.jpg

It was a pleasure reading your report and it looks like LH did not disappoint. Having flown a lot of Lufthansa myself as of late, I have started to appreciate their service. While their service may not be as genuine as your hometown airline (sorry, maybe I am bias here), everything is delivered with efficiency and a smile. Having spent a large number of years growing up in Germany, I really should not be surprised.
 
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:43 pm

Hey Suryo, fantastic report with some really nice pics! Which camera did you use for this one?  

I don't ever recon reading such a detailed report on an EU Y (J) flight before, and I must say you did a very great job capturing every single detail of the flights! Maybe I should bring a note pad next time  
Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
At the end, my final destination, departure gate, boarding time and baggage drop-off counter were confirmed both on my printout and computer screen.

That's a very nice touch = German in a nutshell! I'm surprised they were able to get this data so far in advance, since normally I'd thought it would be available until 2-3 hrs prior to departure.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
“What? Ten minutes delay?”

It's not the end of the world, lol!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Before entrance. Can you spot Martijn?

That's an easy one  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Elbow room

Seats look really nice, although I don't like the lack of drinktable in the middle. Then again it's a weight saving measurement i.e the whole purpose for this update. Did you know that each kilogram of shed weight results in an annual fuel saving of 5 tons! 
Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
Backward cabin view

A lot of people reading Newsweek on this flight it seems. Did they offer them at the gate for all pax, or only J?

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
As you might read earlier, Eric, Martijn and Mr. 2C opted for Baileys. On the other hand, I decided on whisky.

Did you get Whiskey by choice or were you forced to drink it?  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Do you believe me if it was my first time disembarking in FRA?

I'm surprised! For a man who's traveled the world, one would've thought you were a frequent visitor to FRA.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
‘Take one of the chair. How about some coffee or tea?’

Now that's a very nice touch "Lounge for the masses". I wonder how the Cafés react on this...

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
Hand luggage measurement. What do you think?

Fits like hand in glove!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
’Be invited’ by LH

Wow, that's really a proper meal! Strange though that they serve sandwiches on longer flights i.e FRA-HEL, where they used to serve full hot meals.

Thanks for sharing, hope to see more from you!

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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:44 pm

Liebe Anosh, Jonas,

I am very happy to meet you here. Thank you for dropping by.  



Anosh, Jonas:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
Another fantastic report Suryo
Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
It was a pleasure reading your report
Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
fantastic report with some really nice pics!

Thank you. I am doing my best


Anosh:

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
You know, I was in Frankfurt the weekend before your trip. Shame it did not coincide.

What a missed opportunity indeed! It would have been great to meet you as well.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
What a good looking 747, thanks for the dedication Suryo!

You are welcome.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
I really need to make a visit out to see her. Its been too long since last AMS adventure.

Please let me know if you are in AMS. I would be happy to catch up with you, even though I do not live nearby the airport.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
Good to see something this substantial still exists on such a short flight.

  


Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
Thats quite an impressive breakfast I must say!

There is something for everyone.

Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
Maybe you'll appreciate this picture below from my last trip out.

Definitely. Thank you for sharing.  


Quoting SR 103 (Reply 59):
it looks like LH did not disappoint. Having flown a lot of Lufthansa myself as of late, I have started to appreciate their service. While their service may not be as genuine as your hometown airline (sorry, maybe I am bias here), everything is delivered with efficiency and a smile.

You know, both my hometown airline and LH excel in their own way to satisfy their customers and I truly appreciate their efforts.


Jonas:

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Which camera did you use for this one?  

I was using both Nikon D90 and compact Canon Ixus.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
I don't ever recon reading such a detailed report on an EU Y (J) flight before, and I must say you did a very great job capturing every single detail of the flights!

Thank you.   


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Maybe I should bring a note pad next time   

Or a notebook and a pen, like me.  


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
I'm surprised they were able to get this data so far in advance, since normally I'd thought it would be available until 2-3 hrs prior to departure.

I never thought about it. Thanks for pointing it out.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
It's not the end of the world, lol!

 


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
That's an easy one   

I knew it!   


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Did you know that each kilogram of shed weight results in an annual fuel saving of 5 tons! 

I did not know that. Thanks for enlightening.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Did they offer them at the gate for all pax, or only J?

I did not see any magazines at the gate. So, the magazine offering must be an extra for J.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Did you get Whiskey by choice or were you forced to drink it?   

Just trying to be different, as everyone around me was having Bailey’s. 


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
I'm surprised! For a man who's traveled the world, one would've thought you were a frequent visitor to FRA.

Somehow, FRA did not cross my path.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Now that's a very nice touch "Lounge for the masses".

I was impressed by LH on this one!

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
I wonder how the Cafés react on this...

Probably to stay away from the gates. I did not see any of them there.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Fits like hand in glove!

Good to know.  


Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Strange though that they serve sandwiches on longer flights i.e FRA-HEL, where they used to serve full hot meals.

Does LH cut down on hot meals? What a pity.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
Thanks for sharing

You are welcome.

Quoting LH4116 (Reply 60):
hope to see more from you!

I am doing my best.


Anosh, Jonas, vielen Dank.

Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo

[Edited 2011-08-01 10:48:09]
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wheretonext
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:28 am

Quoting akhmad (Reply 2):
Air Canada C-FITL, dedicated to Matt (WhereToNext)

Thanks for the dedication, Suryo! You have quite some memory! I think AC's livery on their 77W look really smart. Sorry it took me so long to notice! I really need to take a break from work and spend some more time on the TR forums haha  

Great report as always! Thanks again!

-Matt
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:12 pm

Hi Matt,

Thank you so much for your reply. You make me happy with that.

Quoting wheretonext (Reply 62):
Thanks for the dedication, Suryo! You have quite some memory!

You are welcome.

Quoting wheretonext (Reply 62):
Sorry it took me so long to notice!

Never mind.

Quoting wheretonext (Reply 62):
I really need to take a break from work and spend some more time on the TR forums haha  

Take your time. I will be waiting.

Quoting wheretonext (Reply 62):
Great report as always! Thanks again!

I am doing my best.

Matt, vielen Dank.

Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:46 pm

Awesome TR suryo...the food served in C class on a 45 minute flight looked good and the Y class food on the return even better considering here in the US we don't get anything except BOB on 1+ hr long flights.

It seems all you guys had so much fun plane spotting at FRA. How i would love to do that one day!!??!!

Too bad, you couldn't spot the AI tail at FRA. maybe next time!!!

I think i have to give LH another chance just so that i can get a ride on their A346, an aircraft that is on my "must fly" list.

Great pictures and i re-lived the moment through them

regards,
Mohit.
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:52 pm

Liebe Mohit,

How nice to meet you here. Thank you so much for dropping by.

Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
Awesome TR suryo...

Thank you. I am doing my best.

Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
the Y class food on the return even better considering here in the US we don't get anything except BOB on 1+ hr long flights.

Burj has pointed this out. I am surprised why no airline in the US serves a proper meal like a couple years ago.

Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
How i would love to do that one day!!??!!

That day could be in July next year in LAX.

Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
Too bad, you couldn't spot the AI tail at FRA. maybe next time!!!

Definitely and I know who deserves a dedication of the picture.   


Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
I think i have to give LH another chance just so that i can get a ride on their A346, an aircraft that is on my "must fly" list.
LH and A346 are a perfect combination. Go for it, I would say.

Quoting mk777 (Reply 64):
Great pictures and i re-lived the moment through them

That is very kind of you. vielen Dank.   


Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo

[Edited 2011-08-18 09:55:57]

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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:39 am

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
SAS LN-RMT performing take-off roll, dedicated to William (Knightsofmalta)

Hi Akhmad,

Thanks for that! I can just hear the sound she makes, a deep menacing rumble...And Thanks for the post, looks like you had quite some fun.

Cheers,
William
 
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:58 pm

Another fantastic report Suryo! thank you for sharing your experience and perspective on the a.net meeting in Frankfurt   It seems that i did miss out on a lot!

Glad you enjoyed Lufthansa, as it seems they never fail to impress, and this is how they have always been! Hope to re-experience them again soon!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I cut the knot, ‘I am coming to FRA, no matter by train or by air!’

Good choice   but hope also that your exam went well!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Former undercarriage of a KLM DC-10

Oh wow. I did not know that!

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Finally on roof top, I could feast my eyes. For me, the spotting session started already in AMS.   

Nice. I hope to visit this next time i am in AMS.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
Even longer queue and advised waiting time

Schiphol has become so congested over the years!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
‘Suryo, please come to the counter!’
‘Who am I to say no?’ I thought.

“Look what we have got for you!” Martijn handed a real LH boarding stub over to me once I got to the counter.
Fellows, I believe Eric that I was indeed smiling while receiving the stub.
Quoting akhmad (Reply 1):
I was in cloud nine. Not just because of the real stub, I was upgraded as well!  


What a nice add-on!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 3):
meal tray

Both LH and LX seem to have decent catering on intra-European flights!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 4):
Do you believe me if it was my first time disembarking in FRA?

No. I can't believe it  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
LH D-AIMB, dedicated to PlaneHunter

I much like this idea to dedicate aircraft to friends  
Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
LH sent me a message about the gate change

Impressive!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 8):
Table football

Where was this exactly? Quite unique!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 6):
Tail shot. I got somewhat addicted to this angle

Very nice shot Suryo!

Quoting akhmad (Reply 10):
I agreed with Eric about the taste. The salad was fresh, while rich flavored chicken meatballs saw to extra bite.

Seems much better than the sandwich BA served in Y between LIS and LHR last year!


Thanks for sharing this report with us Suryo, and thanks for your consistently positive vibes that always make it an enjoyable read  

Cheers,
Roni
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:26 pm

Liebe William, Roni,

Thank you so much for your replies. You really make me happy.


William:

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 66):
Thanks for that! I can just hear the sound she makes, a deep menacing rumble...

You are welcome.

Quoting knightsofmalta (Reply 66):
And Thanks for the post, looks like you had quite some fun.

We did have a lot of fun together. Please do join us next time. I would be happy to meet you in person.  



Sayyid Roni:

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Another fantastic report Suryo!

Thank you.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
! thank you for sharing your experience and perspective on the a.net meeting in Frankfurt  

I am doing my best, Roni.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
It seems that i did miss out on a lot!

It would have been great to meet you there as well.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Glad you enjoyed Lufthansa, as it seems they never fail to impress, and this is how they have always been!

Lufthansa has made me fall in love again.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Hope to re-experience them again soon!

Hopefully on board of the A380.   


Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Good choice   but hope also that your exam went well!

Roni, I have passed the exam!  


Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Oh wow. I did not know that!

I could not believe it either at the beginning.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Nice. I hope to visit this next time i am in AMS.

Drop me a message by then.  


Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Schiphol has become so congested over the years!

It has been a while that I saw such long queue before security at Schiphol.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
What a nice add-on!

Thanks to Martijn and Jelle!

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Both LH and LX seem to have decent catering on intra-European flights!

My experience with both LH and LX has always been great.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
No. I can't believe it  

It is honestly true.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
I much like this idea to dedicate aircraft to friends  

Thank you.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Where was this exactly? Quite unique!

It is located next to gate A23.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Very nice shot Suryo!

Thank you.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Seems much better than the sandwich BA served in Y between LIS and LHR last year!

Ouch! And that on board of an even longer flight.

Quoting ronerone (Reply 67):
Thanks for sharing this report with us Suryo and thanks for your consistently positive vibes that always make it an enjoyable read  

You are so kind. Thank you.   


William, Roni, vielen Dank

Mit besten Grüßen,
Suryo
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:03 pm

Lovely report Suryo...

We must meet one day... The beer will be on me!!

Regards... Bev...
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi Bev,

Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate it.

The second round will be mine.  


Best wishes,
Suryo
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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Hello Suryo ,

I now can finally reply to this amazing Trip Report of yours . In my opinion it is the best TR you have written this year . I enjoyed reading it . It kept me busy and entertained for quite a time .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
. For EUR 189, a LH return flight to FRA and an overnight stay with breakfast at Manhattan Hotel were secured for me.

That is a good price for such a short stay .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
First of all, are you a member of LH frequent flyer program Miles & More?

Yes , I am . I am a happy M&M member since 1993 .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
It was indeed worth trying a bit earlier than advised check-in time

It sure is a good idea trying OLCI a bit earlier . I did that a few times and it worked .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
“Martijn is upgraded!”

I was upgraded the next day on July 10th when I flew FRA-LIS.

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
‘How about exploring your surrounding?’

Good thing to do .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
the famous gate A01

My flight to CPH boarded from A02 . I was there the very first time .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
The most exciting moment came

It was also a good moment for me . I waited for that moment to come , since my return from Canada .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
Silly me again! LH sent me a message about the gate change,

I always manage to not notice them . I was once informed via text message that my flight was cancelled , and I did not notice that I got it . But everything was just fine when I arrived at TXL for my flight to FRA .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
I completely forgot to drop in at Lufthansa WorldShop outlet

I still remember that I asked you about it .

Quoting akhmad (Thread starter):
A.net meeting

A.net meeting´s are good . The next one for me is on January 21st .


Great TR , Suryo .


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RE: A.net Meeting In FRA? Thank You Lufthansa!

Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:41 pm

Liebe Daniel,

Vielen Dank für deinen Kommentar.  


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
In my opinion it is the best TR you have written this year . I enjoyed reading it . It kept me busy and entertained for quite a time .
Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
Great TR , Suryo .

Really sweet words of yours. You make me blush.   


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
That is a good price for such a short stay .

  


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
Yes , I am . I am a happy M&M member since 1993 .

I know.   


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
It sure is a good idea trying OLCI a bit earlier . I did that a few times and it worked .

Worth trying in any way.

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
I was upgraded the next day on July 10th when I flew FRA-LIS.

Jolly!

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
Good thing to do .

You keep yourself nicely occupied this way.  


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
My flight to CPH boarded from A02 . I was there the very first time .

The atmosphere at the A gate area is somehow mysteriously attractive.

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
It was also a good moment for me . I waited for that moment to come , since my return from Canada .

So did I. I was looking for the moments to meet my fellow A.netters in real.

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
I always manage to not notice them . I was once informed via text message that my flight was cancelled , and I did not notice that I got it

That makes two of us. 


Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
I still remember that I asked you about it .

Will you help reminding me for the next time?

Quoting LH4532 (Reply 71):
A.net meeting´s are good . The next one for me is on January 21st .

A.net meeting is addictive. Mine will be due next March.


Mit freundlichen Grüssen
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